“On These Grounds” Digital Initiative to Describe the History of Enslavement at Colleges and Universities Receives Funding From the Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) a grant of $550,000 to support the first phase of the “On These Grounds” project (https://onthesegrounds.org/), a digital initiative to describe the history of enslavement found in archival materials … Continue reading

Exhibition: “Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women” in the Small Special Collections Library

“Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women,” is a 2020 Black History Month original exhibition on the 400-year redemptive odyssey of African-American womanhood, 1700s-2000s. From auction blocks to corporate boardrooms, this distinctive exhibition emphasizes the commonality of their praiseworthy lives and … Continue reading

New Exhibition “What Lies Beneath: The Macabre and Spooktacular of Special Collections”

Cross-posted from Notes from Under Grounds, the blog of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Just a stone’s throw away from #13 West Range—the purported room of the University of Virginia’s masterful matriculate of the macabre, Edgar Allan … Continue reading

Library online resource Independent Voices offers access to alternative press

The UVA Library presents Independent Voices, an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals. Funded by donors and libraries, the database is a work-in-progress, constantly expanding to include new special collections material from academic institutions across … Continue reading

Library’s Whitman exhibition “Encompassing Multitudes” features contemporary voices

Of all dangers to a Nation, as things exist in our day, there can be no greater one than having certain portions of the people set off from the rest by a line drawn—they not privileged as others, but degraded, … Continue reading

Coming soon: New Special Collections Request System!

New flexibility. New look. New procedures. On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library will launch a new online request and material circulation system. The Special Collections Request System is an automated request and workflow … Continue reading

UVA Today spotlights study of African Americans in photos from Library Holsinger Collection

An article in UVA Today is featuring a collaboration between UVA history professor John Edwin Mason and Worthy Martin, director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, to bring early 20th century photographic portraits of African Americans in the … Continue reading

UVA Today features Library exhibition “Encompassing Multitudes: The Song of Walt Whitman”

The latest edition of UVA Today features an article on the opening of the Library’s current exhibition “Encompassing Multitudes: The Song of Walt Whitman” in the main gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library. The exhibition will run through July … Continue reading

The Library Celebrates Black History with Song, Images, and Digital History

This year, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with concerts, exhibitions, and The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Please come to all the events if you can, and please view the events calendar of the Office of African-American Affairs for more … Continue reading